Panto fans think they’re getting to see Brad Pitt in town’s Aladdin production after typo on sign of real star Brad Fitt.

ONE is a Hollywood A-Lister and one of the most famous movie stars on the planet.

The other is a little known Norfolk-born pantomime performer who has recently played the role of Mother Goose on stage.

 Brad Fitt who will star in the production of Aladdin at Christmas in Shrewsbury

Brad Fitt who will star in the production of Aladdin at Christmas in Shrewsbury Credit: Instagram

 Shoppers in Shrewsbury could have been forgiven for hoping the Hollywood star might grace their town

Shoppers in Shrewsbury could have been forgiven for hoping the Hollywood star might grace their town

 The unfortunate typo on the banner for the pantomime

The unfortunate typo on the banner for the pantomime Credit: Karl Grafton

Shoppers in Shrewsbury thought Christmas had come early when banners for the annual festive panto announced Brad Pitt would be starring.

However, Hollywood royalty will not be coming to Shropshire, and they will instead have to settle for local favourite Brad Fitt.

The unfortunate blunder was a mistake by the printers and the huge banner, which had been put up on the railings which run along Shrewbury's Castle, was quickly taken down when the typo was spotted.

Mr Fitt, who was topped the bill at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn for a decade, will return again this year to play Widow Twankey and direct the production of Aladdin.

He joked: "Sorry to disappoint but you've got me again!"

Mr Fitt has previously been described by the Sunday Telegraph as one of the UK's top Dames.

Craig Reeves, the theatre's marketing manager, said: "You never know, maybe it is true. People will just have to buy tickets to find out.

"I think we have just become a bit blind to it.

"When I looked back at the proofs, I realised what had happened.

"It was bound to happen one day. We have had a number of near misses over the last 10 years and this one just seems to have got through."

 Mr Fitt told fans: 'Sorry to disappoint but you've got me again!'

Mr Fitt told fans: 'Sorry to disappoint but you've got me again!'

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